Wed, Jan 11th 2012, 11:25AM

For Authors

MEJ encourages the submission of manuscripts, in various disciplines, relating to the post-World War II Middle East, including Pakistan, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Submissions should be based on original research and analysis, and are subject to a peer review process that maintains the anonymity of authors and reviewers. Articles substantially shorter than 3,500 words or longer than 8,000 words will not be reviewed; research articles in the range of 7,000 to 8,000 words are generally preferred, though shorter articles of a policy nature will also be considered.

The Middle East Journal welcomes and prefers electronic submissions by E-mail attachment to, as a Microsoft Word or rich text format file. Manuscripts must include a cover page containing the title, author’s name, institutional affiliation, and a 75 word abstract. File names should include the author’s last name as well as the article title formatted “Last Name - Title.” Articles not conforming to these specifications will be rejected without review.

Manuscripts submitted for consideration by the Journal must not be submitted simultaneously to any other publication, nor may they have been previously published elsewhere, in English or any other language. A decision will be reached as quickly as the review process permits, but MEJ is not responsible for delays in the decision process, which can be quite lengthy. MEJ is not responsible for the return of manuscripts to authors. Upon publication, authors will receive a copy of the issue in which it appears as well as a PDF file of the typeset article.


Text and reference note style should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style. Arabic transliteration follows the style of the International Journal of Middle East Studies, but without diacritical marks. Farsi transliteration should follow that used by Iranian scholars in the West, and Hebrew transliteration follows modern Israeli usage where possible. Authors who wish correct modern Turkish orthography to appear in their texts are responsible for providing it.

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